Tsim Sha Tsui Westclose
District Baseline Condition and Underground Context
Tsim Sha Tsui, located at the heart of Kowloon Peninsula, is a major tourism, commercial, food & beverage and entertainment hub. It occupies an extensive harbourfront promenade with spectacular views. The area is also a major transportation hub well served by the MTR network. The ongoing new projects of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) and the West Kowloon Terminus (WKT) of the Express Rail Link (XRL) all contribute to increasing the attractiveness of the area.
Four MTR stations including Austin, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsim Sha Tsui Stations are in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui. Both Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsim Sha Tsui Stations are connected underground, while Austin Station is planned to connect with the WKCD. An extensive and well-connected pedestrian subway network is also provided in the southern portion of Tsim Sha Tsui, and essentially allows pedestrians to travel from MTR stations to some major developments. There are also a number of commercial developments with standalone underground spaces, mainly as retail use.
The WKT and WKCD currently under construction will both consist of underground space development, with the WKCD basement designed mainly for vehicular facilities.